This is Marygold Rutendo Mutemasango, Suluman Chimbetu’s ex wife who has dragged him to court over maintenance arrears.
A Harare Civil magistrate last year in December ordered Sulu to pay $800 for the upkeep of his two children. Sulu said he cannot afford to pay.
“I did not pay the maintenance because I feel the judgment which was granted by the court in the case is a bit harsh considering the economic situation and the nature of my job. Hence I made an appeal against the
judgment which is still pending at court.
“I had to borrow $800 from a companion so that I could settle the first instalment for the month of December 2016 and I am still to pay back that amount. Now that there is another warrant, I am not able to go and borrow again to settle these amounts,” he said.
Magistrate Chikodzore ordered Sulu to return to court on March 30 for trial before remanding him out of custody on free bail.